Volunteer with Great White Shark & Marine Wildlife in South Africa

Volunteer with Great White Shark & Marine Wildlife in South Africa

Volunteer with Great White Shark & Marine Wildlife in South Africa

Trip Details:

Operator:  Marine Volunteers
Price From: 650 USD
Program duration: 1 week
Trip Dates: 01-01-2017

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About this program

Travel to Gansbaai, South Africa and take part in a Great White Shark & Marine Volunteer program. Known as the White Shark Capital of the World, Gansbaai is a popular destination for tourists hoping to see Great White Sharks up close.

This exciting volunteer opportunity includes the amazing experience of working alongside marine biologists in studying Great White Sharks and other South African marine wildlife. You will study shark biology, behavior and marine conservation while assisting the other crew and travelers on the shark diving boat.

As a volunteer, you will take part in conservation efforts as well as, important community projects, including beach clean-ups. You will also have the chance to go on shark cage dives, and if volunteering for more than 4 weeks, you may go on the research boat.

This is the experience of a lifetime for anyone who ever dreamed or still dreams of being a marine biologist!


Working alongside marine biologists, study Great White Sharks and other marine species. Research migrational, behavioral and feeding habits through recording dorsal fin identification, sightings, tagging and taking photos for a database. Duties will depend on your skills. If staying for 4 weeks or longer, you will have the chance to observe tagging on the research boat. Set in the Great White Shark capital of the world, you will have the opportunity to take part in conservation and community projects, cage dive, and gain experience working with other crew and tourists on the shark diving boat. Rates for 2018: 1 Week: $650 USD 2 Weeks: $1210 USD 3 Weeks: $1725 USD 4 Weeks: $2060 USD * Additional Weeks after 4 Weeks: $440 USD / Week. ** Prices are subject to fluctuate with currency changes as original prices are in South African Rand (ZAR).

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital:No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s)Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s):Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s):Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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